Leica M (Typ 240) "Ara Güler" Edition Set + Box


  • Manufacturer: Leica
  • Condtion: BRAND NEW
  • Production year: 2019
  • Production Code: 10953
  • SKU: 2001021
New never used Leica M "Ara Guler" Limited Edition Set in box.

Product Description


New never used Leica M "Ara Guler" Limited Edition Set in box.

The Leica M "Ara Güler" Edition was produced in a limited batch of 50 pieces from 2016 and was created to honor the well-known Turkish Leica photographer Ara Güler. The set consists of a black paint Leica M (type 240) with matching black paint Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M and black painted lens hood. Both the camera and lens have a special edition number (XX/50). The camera bears the engraving of Ara Güler on the top cap and was offered exclusively through the Turkish Leica distributor. The original list price was about Euro 17000 excl. VAT.

Ara Güler was born on August 16, 1928 in Istanbul Turkey and was one of the most important photographers worldwide during his lifetime. He was named "Master of the Leica" in 1962 and in 1999 he received the Turkish award as "Photographer of the Century" as well.

Ara Güler, who works for the Magnum agency, received the Leica Hall of Fame Award in August 2016 and was honored with a major exhibition at Photokina 2016.

Unfortunately in October 2018, Ara Güler died at the age of 90. The journalist and photojournalist, who became known as "Photograph of Istanbul", left behind unique and impressive photos of his hometown and an impressive exhibition of portraits of prominent personalities such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Henri Cartier-Bresson, the director Alfred Hitchcock, the actress Sofia Loren as well as the politicians Willy Brandt and Winston Churchill.

The set is new and never used and of course comes with papers, original packaging and on top a set of the Ara Güler postcard set is included with 10 different prints.